The Puppet Master series has become one that is a stable in any horror fans collection, especially those fans of Charles Band and Full Moon Horror. This straight to video horror series debuted in 1989 and has since spawned ten sequels. While this is the third of the series, it is actually the second film in chronological order to the overall story. After original Puppet Master got the Blu-ray treatment in 2010 using the original print to re-master this horror classic, it was only a matter of time before more would follow and now Puppet Master III: Toulon’s Revenge on Blu-ray is here.
Puppet Master III: Toulon’s Revenge follows a Nazi regime trying to develop a drug that will animate the dead for the war effort. When they suspect Toulon of being a Nazi dissident they raid his home killing his wife to steal his secret. Vowing revenge, he sets his animated puppets Blade, Pinhead, Leech Woman, Jester, Tunneler, Six Shooter, and Djinn loose for vengeance. This film does a smart thing and returned all the way back before the original to tell an early tale of Toulon himself. This film harkens back to the original format really working to take itself more seriously and trying to use a single person’s pain to move the vengeance nature forward. Here the puppets aren’t so much as evil as they are instruments of emotion and take it into a new direction. Of course the idea is still a bit silly, but thanks to the way they approach the material made it work. This one moves forward pretty quickly and while telling an origin tale, doesn’t make the viewer’s wait for the action to begin. There are some over the top moments here, but ones you come to expect in a film about killer puppets. It’s interesting with this series how these aren’t just crazed puppet creatures, but instead they have injected a bit more feeling and emotion to give them even more life and passion for their connection with Toulon himself. The re-mastering is really well done delivering a crisp clear picture to a great entry into this franchise.
If you’re a true horror fan or just love anything Full Moon puts out, this is a must have version of Puppet Master III: Toulon’s Revenge. Not only sporting this great transferred re-mastering of the film it includes additional features the original full length videozone, Killer Puppet Master Montage, Full Moon trailers, rare 1997 puppet master action figure commercial and a special intro by Full Moon guru himself Charles Band. Don’t miss out on Puppet Master III: Toulon’s Revenge for the first time in this all-new Blu-ray edition available now!
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